Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I'm a MOM. (sort of.)

I'm getting a taste of motherhood. It's the good taste, because I get to have kids during the day but then give them back in the evening and have nights of uninterrupted sleep! Yay! I feel like I have learned so much in the past 6 months, and I have definitely had my patience tested more than once. So here are just a few of the most important things about pseudo-parenting that I've learned:

1) Don't dress a toddler in cute clothes and then feed her ravioli for lunch.
2) When a 10 or 11 year old come down with a sudden and mysterious illness right when it's time to do chores, something fishy is going on.
3) Life isnt fair, but when you're 10 and 11 it's a billion times more unfair.
4) Getting to sit in the front seat is the most important thing ever.
5) You can never have too many baby wipes.
6) It's sort of funny the first time you get food thrown at you, a tiny bit funny the second time, but every time after that it's just wrong.
7) Baby hugs are the best. Hands down..
8) Baby shampoo smells delicious.
9) When you tell a baby, "Shhhh!" she interperets it as "How loud can you be right now?//"
10) Kids are wonderfully challenging and rewarding, and I love them.

Friday, August 19, 2011

phone blogging

i'm blogging from my phone. it's annoying.
i'm allergic to my contacts. it's annoying.
my computer takes nearly an hour to turn on, thus preventing me from uploading photos. it's annoying.

BUT ...

i got a brand spankin' new car. it's awesome.
i found a lot of really inexpensive Tom Clancy/Dean Koontz/Dan Brown books at a local goodwill. it's awesome.

BUT ...

EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER. happiness, sadness, anger, apathy, near-bitterness ... around and around we go. 

How do you keep yourselves from bitterness? How do you stay joyful? tips?

i hate phone-blogging.